CREST Examination Validity Update

Due to the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, CREST has temporarily closed its Examination Centres in the UK, USA and Australia. Because of this, any Certifications that are due to expire between 18 March 2020 and until 31st August 2020 will be extended by 6 months.  This also aligns with the UK NCSC policy.

This extension covers all CREST examinations and includes those taken at Pearson Vue centres, which may be either complete examinations valid for three years or written components of practical examinations that are only valid for one year.

CREST is continuously reviewing the situation, both in terms of the extension and when the Examination Centres will re-open, and we will keep candidates updated.  Please check the news on this website for updates.

If anyone has any questions about the closure of the examination centres or the extension of the qualifications, please contact [email protected].  Alternatively,  you are welcome to join our update webinar on at 1pm (GMT) on Friday 20 March 2020 where you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you have.  You can register for the webinar here: